Friday, June 29, 2007

Atwood Acted

Margaret Atwood is one of my favourite novelists, so I am really looking forward to seeing the adaptation of one of her best known novels, Alias Grace for the stage.

Here's the lowdown:

Presenter : The Instant Cafe Theatre Company & Malthouse Theatre with the support of the Australian High Commission


"Murderess. Murderess. The word rustles like a tafetta skirt across the floor."

In 1844 sixteen-year-old Grace Marks is convicted of the brutal murder of her employer and his pregnant mistress. Eight years later she is offered the chance to redeem herself, but telling a story is never an innocent act.

In her brilliant portrayal of the celebrated murderess in the play alias Grace, award-winning Australian actress Caroline Lee transforms into Marks in a performance as intimate as it is dangerous. The character is based on the real-life Grace Marks, one of the most notorious Canadian women of the 1840s.

Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood's multi-award winning novel, has been adapted for the stage by Laurence Strangio. The KL production is supported by the Australian Government, through the Australia International Cultural Council in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Relations between Malaysia and Australia.

Venue : Pentas 2 Duration : 4 - 8 July 2007
Category : Drama Price : RM37 and RM22


mel said...

Me too! I'm quite excited. Got tickets for Friday night.

sally said...

Hi there, I've never been to your blog, jumped in here from Liyana Yusof's page. I'm a fan of Atwood as well, ever since I read the blind assassin in uni. have been obsessive about her ever since :P can't wait for the play, got tickets for Wednesday night.